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Ruth A. Aven collection

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7424

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a personal narrative, collected by Ruth Allen Aven. All the items in the collection deal with various ancestors of Aven, including her father, Samuel H. Allen, and maternal grandfather, John Lowry. The collection dates from 1887 to 1949.


  • 1887-1949


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ruth A. Aven collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ruth A. Aven (1899-2000) was a family historian in California.

Aven was born April 3, 1899 in Provo, Utah, to Samuel and Ida Allen. She married Horace Aven November 24, 1927. The couple eventually moved to California, where Ruth stayed after the death of Horace in 1973. Ruth Allen Aven died April 24, 2000.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers includes newspaper clippings, a photograph and a personal narrative, all concerning various ancestors of Aven. The collection dates from 1887 to 1949.

Custodial History note

Donated by Ruth Allen Aven in 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donation; Ruth Allen Aven; 1993.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.

Register of Ruth A. Aven collection
Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
24 August 2009
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States